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Archive for October 2013

Forestville gets new website

Forestville_WL ClarkSean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society
Forestville Historical Society recently updated their website. Browse through all sorts of pictures from the Forestville area and families.

SCHS Board Meeting Minutes – 9/25/2013

Sonoma County Historical Society Minutes Sonoma County Library Annex Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Read more

Heritage Network Meeting Minutes – Oct 12, 2013

Minutes of the Heritage Network Meeting 10/12/13 at the Carrillo Adobe Jo Markwyn (acting secretary for this meeting) Dan Murley spoke briefly about the significance of the Carrillo Adobe. He also appealed for someone to agree to be secretary for the Heritage Network to replace Evelyn McClure who is moving away. Larry Carrillo of the Friends of the Carrillo Adobe provided information on the current status of the Carrillo Adobe, the site of which is currently the property of Barry Swenson who proposes to build on part of the land and who has agreed to a park around the Adobe. However, plans have been stymied for years by the financial problems and exactly what will happen is unclear. He also pointed out that the remaining part of the Adobe is the house. The foundations of the larger north wing which was pictured in the HABS photos from the 1930's can still be seen when the vegetation is cleared. In addition recent archaeological investigations have discovered foundations to the south of the Adobe, between it and Montgomery Dr. These may not have been built upon. Larry also commended Dave Franzman's SRHS History Club for their work in cleaning the underbrush from the area so that today's meeting could be held. After the meeting Larry conducted a very informative tour of the Adobe. Read more

Healdsburg's Marshall Mansion Restoration

Healdsburg's Marshall Mansion

Bravo! to Phillip Engel and Mark Goff!!! Thank you for preserving Sonoma County's heritage. Press Democrat Story

Heritage Network meeting at Carrillo Adobe Oct 12th.

Don't forget the Heritage Network meeting on Saturday the 12th at 10AM at the Carrillo Adobe on Montgomery in Santa Rosa just east of St. Eugene's. All historical organizations in Sonoma County are invited to send representatives. This is a rare opportunity to see the adobe up close since it is not open to the public. Members of the Carrillo family will be there.

Those Were the Daze, My Friend! (from Londonside Lodge to the Rustic Inn)

On November 2nd the Glen Ellen Historical Society will present the next in their popular series of Saturday afternoon programs on the heritage and legacy of the Valley of the Moon. Titled "Those Were the Daze, My Friend! (from Londonside Lodge to the Rustic Inn)" it will feature a rambling and far-ranging conversation with live music by Those Who Were There, all about what can be remembered of the valley scene during the Sixties and Seventies (a half century or so ago). Read more

Dan Peterson dies at 76

  Santa Rosa's classic, Roman-columned 1910 post office faced demolition 40 years ago when architect Dan Peterson advocated saving it by picking it up and sliding it out of the path of urban renewal. Some locals mocked the notion of moving the two-story, 1,700-ton stone edifice. Conservationist Peterson beamed in 1979 as it completed its snail-paced, two-block journey — and some spectators sported T-shirts that exclaimed, “They said it couldn't be done!”...... More
Related: Post office documentation and drawings

ElMo Students participate in bittersweet event of the west county's apple industry

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GOOD APPLES: What do you suppose all those El Molino High ag students were doing the other day in the fruit-laden old organic apple orchard across Covey Road from the school? They picked their hearts out as part of a special day's focus on the bittersweet history of the west county's apple industry and how the 90-year-old Manzana Products processing plant has survived. The highlight of the day, organized by retired teacher Steve Griffith and El Mo ag teacher Marilee Mazur, was filling crates with several varieties of gorgeous apples. The bounty went to the school's culinary program, to elementary schools and to the St. Vincent de Paul lunch kitchen. The school “orchard trip” brought home some of the complexity of agriculture in Sonoma County. Sophomore Joshua Wright and his classmates learned that the historic orchard, managed by Lee Walker, will be converted to vineyard by one of their hosts for the day, Lynmar Estate. “I like seeing the orchard,” Joshua said amid the apples. “But that's the way it is.” Chris Smith - Press Democrat - October 5, 2013

Sacramento archives crawl is this month

Sacramento Archives Crawl is an annual Archives Month event held the first Saturday in October (Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Crawlers tour among four host archives in Sacramento, gathering stamps in their passports as they view treasures from dozens of archives and special collections libraries, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the-scenes tours. More info  

DeTurk Round Barn open to the public Oct 5th for tours.

Deturk Round BarnThe Sonoma County Historical Society (SCHS) continues to have its weekly booth at the new West End Farmers Market on Donahue Street in Santa Rosa. The market is held on Sundays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and is located next to the historic DeTurk Round Barn, now restored and available for rent.     On Sunday, October 5th, the Round Barn will be open to the public so market attendees can see how beautiful it is inside.  Come visit us and see the round barn! Jeremy Dwight Nichols President - Sonoma County Historical Society